Sarah Meryick writes for the Church Times - her article…
A short story illustrated by Nicky Lord and suitable for all ages.
He wasn’t a very impressive daffodil plant. Just half a dozen leaves and one flower, maybe two in a good year. He had been planted right next to a holly tree which took all the nourishment from the soil so he couldn’t produce little baby bulbs round his roots and grow into an big clump like the other daffodils in the open ground next to the path.
Also insects which spent the winter in the ivy which grew round the holly trunk came out and nibbled his petals, making him look moth-eaten. Enjoy this beautifully illustrated short story by clicking on the link here. Other stories by Peter can be found on his website https://sites.google.com/site/peterdtoon/